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on enhancing the technology for a longer distance mission. u.s. president barack obama announced a plan for a manned mission to mars by the 2030s. nasa and the european space agency have suggested the possibility of cooperating in that project as well. >>> people in the united arab emirates are worrying about the future of their most lucrative export, the uae is one of the world's leading oil producers, but leaders are seeing a shortage on the horizon. the strain on the supply is growing so now this fossil fuel-driven nation is considering alternatives. nhk world's sho bepu has more from the capital, abu dabe. >> reporter: an exhibition is underway focusing on water supplies and renewable energy. the crown prince of the united arab emirates tells the participants that his country realizes that its most valuable natural resource has a limit. >> translator: the united air rak emirates has been providing the world with energy for half a century. we'll continue our efforts to provide a stable supply. it's our responsibility as a member of the international community. >> reporter: what promp
energies. >> translator: japan has advanced technology which should be put to good use. there are also business opportunities. not only the private sector but the government has to be involved with strengthening ties with the uae. >> reporter: another leading oil producer saudi arabia is facing a similar situation. a group last year released a report that says that the gulf nation could become an all important country by 2030. >>> weavers in kyoto have passed down their techniques for more than 500 years. but fashions have changed and fewer people are buying their textiles. so some craftsmen are trying out some radical new approaches. >> reporter: making the cloth is an intricate process. the finished weave is a work of art with colored threads including gold or silver. in the last ten years, however, the number of workshops has halved. so some weavers are shipping to products other than traditional kimono. weaving the high-tech material cotton fiber is also used in airplanes. carbon fiber is extremely light and strong, but it can also be brittle. so it has been thought unsuitable for
catch up. their technology wasn't able to help after the 2011 accident. but they've been fine tuning their inventions to make them better able to deal with challenges inside the damaged nuclear plant. >> reporter: it will take at least 30 years to decommission the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. there's a lot of work to be done. radiation levels are too high for workers to be inside for long. and that's where the robots come in. the first one inside was made in the u.s. it was used to collect data on physical damage and radiation. japanese robot developers felt they'd been beaten to the punch and they wanted to do more. >> translator: there were no japanese robots in there. people were wondering what our robots were even for so we were determined to make a difference no matter how small. >> reporter: the team was tasked with reimagining a domestic robot for use inside the plant. the quinn was a rescue robot designed to operate in disaster zones like collapsed buildings. its body was covered in treads that enabled it to climb through rubble and up steep staircases. intense heat
view the launch as a test of the north's long range missile technology. china has traditionally defended the north at the security council. > south korean intelligence agents have arrested a man they believe is a spy. n they believe the man passed confidential information. public broadcaster, kbs, reports the suspect was working at the seoul city office. he visited their homes and consulted with them over the phone. the report says the man they have linked information on 40% of the defactos in sou korea. agents are investigating whether he was spying for the north every since. >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. tons of debris waiting for disposal. vast tracts of lands waiting to be restored. overcoming the disaster won't be easy. but step by step, people are moving forward. find out how on the road ahead. every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time right here on "news line." >>> japan's nuclear regulators have been wondering how to save the nuclear power that crippled fukushima. they've drafted new standards. authority officials are preparing new filter vents for the plants
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